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Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

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National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce.


Notice of a public meeting.


The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will convene a web based meeting of the Standing Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC).


The webinar meeting will convene at 9:15 a.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday, September 16, 2009 and is expected to last two to four hours.


The webinar will be accessible via internet. Please go to the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council's website at for instructions.

Council address: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 2203 N. Lois Avenue, Suite 1100, Tampa, FL 33607.

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Steven Atran, Population Dynamics Statistician; Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; telephone: (813) 348-1630.

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The SSC will meet to discuss annual review of the Council's 5-year research plan, a review of changes to the SEDAR procedure, review and approval of the terms of reference for the SEDAR 22 assessment of yellowedge grouper and tilefish which will be conducted in 2010, and a discussion on holding a future workshop on venting and barotraumas of fishes.

Copies of the agenda and other related materials can be obtained by calling (813) 348-1630.

Although other non-emergency issues not on the agenda may come before the SSCs for discussion, in accordance with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act), those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. Actions of the SSCs will be restricted to those issues specifically identified in the agenda and any issues arising after publication of this notice that require emergency action under Section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Act, provided the public has been notified of the Council's intent to take action to address the emergency.

This webinar is accessible to people with disabilities. For assistance with any of our webinars contact Tina O'Hern at the Council (see ADDRESSES) at least 5 working days prior to the webinar.

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Dated: August 27, 2009.

Tracey L. Thompson,

Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service.

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[FR Doc. E9-21011 Filed 8-31-09; 8:45 am]